Say hello and introduce yourself

Hey Everyone,

I'm Jeff, from the UK originally but have been living in Shanghai for the past 12 years.

I first got started with WordPress 4 years ago, because a project needed a quick, but regularly updateable, site 4. I already had some html and css skills, but since my PHP and JS was lacking, I went with the Genesis Framework and Types/Toolset.

Got hooked, not just on WordPress, but the whole open source ethos. It's hard to not take it for granted now I'm used to it, but I always remember the first few times I reached out for help on forums and stack overflow, and had complete strangers generously contribute their time and efforts to helping me solve my problems. Changed my life and view of the world, and never looked back.

For the first few years I cut, pasted and hacked my way through a dozen sites. Generally getting the job done, progressing but slowly. Followed all the usual blogs, free and paid courses on Udemy, Treehouse, Linda etc. Before coming across and Tonya's tutorials, which I can't recommend enough. I still use Types/ACF/CMB sometimes for speed, but thanks to KTC I am just as comfortable coding my own CPTs, Metaboxes, and Taxonomies.

I want to go beyond Genesis, so following Tonya's posting about Beans, I found myself here and I look forward to any upcoming KTC Beans tutorials. I am quite excited about starting with a new framework, I have to say.

In addition to Beans, I am also exploring Sage9 starter theme by Roots. Outside of WordPress I have been spending a little bit of time learning the Laravel PHP framework. I am also spending quite a bit of my free time learning Javascript, on Zac Gordons Javascript for WordPress course amongst other resources (Wes Bos etc).

Recently, I have been writing tutorials on WordPress sysadmin topics for, and for, and also for a little blog for myself to help me process things as I learn -

I am keen to level up more and help contribute to an Open Source project, I don't really think my coding skills are of a level to really help yet, but if there is anything else I can contribute with (perhaps documentation, blog posts, etc) then I am more than willing to throw my shoulder behind the effort.

Happy Coding, and 新年快乐,Happy New Year from China.


Hi, I’m Rose, a kiwi currently living in Noosa, Australia.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tonya Mork for the past couple of years at Know The Code and WP Developer’s Club. I’m now very happy to be helping out here at Beans with editing website content and the wikis at GitHub.

I’ve been developing websites for around 20 years and working with WordPress for about half of that. Genesis has been the main platform I’ve been using in that time and since discovering Beans via Tonya, I’m hook - just like coffee beans 😃 I still have lots to learn and am enjoying the ride.

Huge thanks to Thierry for creating this awesome project and spending so much time on it and to Tonya for all her work on it too.

I'm very excited about the future of Beans I look forward to being part of this great community.

Hello everyone! I'm Woolker Cherenfant, a wannabe web developer from Haiti.

I'm glad to be part of this community and hope to bring something on the table while I'm also learning lots from you guys.

Thanks Thierry for such a robust theme framework. I'm using it for my personal blog (in Haitian Creole)

Kenbe rèd tout moun!


Hi everyone. I'm Adlan Khalidi from Malaysia.

I was looking for lightweight and fast Wordpress framework for my next project. That's how I met with Beans.

I guess I'll stay with Beans since we have wonderful community over here. But I have to learn a lot since I've been lazy and doing lots of drag and drop stuff (Visual Composer, Divi & Elementor) for the past 5 years.

Wish you guys all the best and may Beans will grow bigger soon!

Terima kasih semua!

Hello everyone.

I'm sorry for my very poor english, but i'm italian 🙂 I'm a software engineer and a web developer from 1996. I have been working with Wordpress since 2008 and have developed hundreds of sites with it, using mainly Genesis framework. A few months ago I discovered Beans framework and liked it so much that I decided to gradually migrate all the sites of my clients from Genesis to Beans 😉

I started with the restyling of the site of one of my historical clients, Then I developed from scratch, always with Beans, my company website,

I am very satisfied with the code produced with Beans, even if a considerable personalization work with the child themes is needed to develop beautiful sites.

I am proud to be part of this community and look forward to the next release of the framework.



Hi everyone,

I'm a nerd from Leeds, UK. I've been using Wordpress for around 8 years now. I'm new to UIKit though.

Thanks to everyone for all the hard work that has gone into this framework, it's the best experience I've had so far with a WP starter / framework, it's been really easy to use and to find solutions to problems.

I'd really apreciate it if you could have a peek at my bump to this question here:

All the best, ~ Rik

Howdy. My name is Rotimi. I recently graduated college and have started doing Freelance Web Development full-time. I have used Wordpress for over 3 years now. I ran a regular blog for a few years and managed a few customers websites using themes. Currently, I'm working on my first custom Wordpress theme build. I have used Bootstrap in the past and find it is much easier to use than UIKit. However, I really want to get experience with a diverse set of tools so I picked Beans. In the future, I may decide to purchase a paid framework like Genesis or perhaps invest in learning Gantry. Basically, there are only these 3 that I am evaluating. I have read all the Beans documentation and the theming section and I think I am ready to develop my first custom theme. Eventually, I would like to focus on Software engineering with C# and/or Data Analysis with SQL and build some mobile Apps. I would also like to learn Angular JS and perhaps the stack that YooThemes PageKit is built on (Symfony, Vue.js).

After a year or two I will find a project to contribute to, heck, maybe I can become a contributor to Beans.

Hi everybody!

My name is Reid, and I just started working on the Beans template for my website. It's currently in a staging area, but I'm hoping to modify a theme based on Beans and roll it out to one of my sites,

I'm new to Beans, so I'm still getting through what seems to be kind of a steep learning curve, but I'm discovering lots of new stuff everyday.

i live in New Mexico currently, and am spending quite a bit of time these days working on this. Hopefully it will all prove to be worth it in the end!


I've been following this project for sometime and I glad to be using it on my production website.

Thanks to Thierry and others for creating this!

Hello everyone. I am new to this community. Hope I will meet some good friennds here 🙂

Hello Beans-Community,

my name is Marcus. I´m a german webdeveloper and designer and love beans. Currently i work on a basic-solution for agencys to use beans with ACF-Pro and customize backend and frontend with options.

Best regards Marcus

Hi there, I'm more a "try&error" type of guy (and actually not a "real developer"). I started with Genesis but right now, i'm really interested to develop a new theme but kinda feel holt back by Genesis Framework.

However: on the top of my list I really want to use a modern framework with modern technologies. So really looking forward to using beans with UIKit3 and SASS.

So any ETA when Beans would implement UIKIt 3 and SASS? Shall I "wait" or just keep on looking for another framework?

Looking forward to hear from you

Hello Everyone! After purchasing themes from an online website I have finally decided to take the plunge and create my own theme. This way I know it will never be abandoned and will always be well maintained and supported. I won't drop names here because there may be good reasons for a project to be abandoned.

I would like to earn money creating Wordpress themes and I think Beans will be a great way to build quality themes for my clients. I look forward to working with the rest of you.

Hello, I am Annapurna(Anna) from India. I came across beans fairly recently and have started updating my existing demo theme to use this framework.

Support here, for Beans is great! Excited to take a step further and continue with Beans!

Hi everyone. I'm Arya, from Indonesia.

I found beans about 2 months ago, and decided to try the framework. I'm very happy with what beans can do to my website company (

Beans helps me easier to understand wordpress codes, from the documentations and community discussions, and also from the framework itself.

Very sad, knowing this thread Hope beans will always live.

Thank you so much for Thiery. You've done awesome.

Hello, myself Prachi jain from india. I am working with as a marketing manager. WP Themes India is a WordPress themes development company situcated in Pune, India. I am thanking for this WordPress frameworks.

Hey My Name is Reeta. i am web developer having knowledge of Wordpress, Node js

Hi I'm Jez. I build fairly simple sites, having worked with html & CSS for years, then moving away from Web design, before returning to work with Wordpress.

Hi everyone,

this is a really neat Framework - clean and built in a way, that only reading the docs made me fall in love with it.

I spent the last 2 weeks building a starter theme for the next bigger projetcs and the love's only gotten deeper.

Wanting to know more, i stumbled across the post here and the tweet, which discuss the departure of the lead dev and even Tonya is back to Genesis. It's as good as Dead?

Good Grief

How about making this Info avaliable on the Beans Homepage and on GitHub, this would be very, very helpfull for everybody coming new to Beans - since it's still getting great reviews everywhere and praised as one of THE frameworks to use for 2019 / 2020 - encouraging devs to get knees deep in Beans.

I really can't sell our clients something build with the last version of something as important as the Framework for the Site - so it's gonna be a long weekend, starting from 0 again. But i'm sure the Beans-Experience will help a lot.

Anyway - thanks for making this, it was a great insight and worth the 2 weeks of working with it, just for the fun i had while using it, not to mention the things i learned.

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